Category: Past Events

Transforming Loss – A Healing Process – 3 Day Retreat

| October 14, 2016 | Reply

3 Day Retreat For Those Who Have Lost a Loved One

Thursday, October 20 – Sunday, October 23, 2016

Come to Red Mountain Resort for a truly meaningful and restorative weekend workshop for those who have lost a loved one. Connect with others who are also experiencing the unique challenges of loss in a nurturing and beautiful environment. With the guidance and expertise provided by Judith R. Burdick, MA,LLP: grief survivor, psychotherapist, workshop facilitator, and producer of the award-winning film, Transforming Loss—A Documentary, you will find the balance needed to heal.

Weekend Includes:

• Private hikes • Connecting in a sacred and safe environment • Small group processing • Healing through additional health promoting activities • Enjoy world class spa treatments

To view an itinerary – CLICK HERE

Book your reservation today! Call 877-246-4453


Transforming Loss – A Documentary at the 2014 American Psychological Association’s Convention

| August 27, 2014 | Reply


I am honored to have presented my award-winning film “Transforming Loss – A Documentary” at the 2014 American Psychological Association’s Annual convention on August 9. The APA provided an extraordinary opportunity to share my film and message with my colleagues at the highest level…those who truly have the power to help and heal others through their expertise. – Judith

Transforming Loss has been chosen as an official selection for the upcoming Manhattan Film Festival

| May 8, 2014 | Reply

manhattan film festival

I’m proud and honored to announce that “Transforming Loss: A Documentary” has been accepted by the 2014 Manhattan Film Festival!

The Manhattan Film Festival was recently named among “The Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2013″ to go along with being named “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee: 2012” by MovieMaker Magazine.

“Transforming Loss” will screen on Wed., July 2 at 3 p.m. at the Quad Cinema, located at 34 West 13th Street in New York City!

Here is the link to order your tickets:

Tickets are $11 each. Tell your New York friends, book your flight and join us in Manhattan. Hope to see you there!

“Transforming Loss” will be airing on Detroit Public Television Sunday, March 30 at 4 p.m.

| February 14, 2014 | Reply

Transforming Loss - Detroit-Public-TVWe’re thrilled and honored to share this with you. “Transforming Loss” will be airing on Detroit Public Television on Sunday, March 30 at 4 p.m. At that time, it will be Video Streamed (online) and also available On Demand through DPTV for a certain amount of time (to be determined) following March 30. Please share this info with anyone you feel would benefit from this healing, award-winning documentary.

Tickets on Sale: February 5, 2014 – Oakland Community College – Transforming Loss: A Documentary

| December 18, 2013 | Reply


Wednesday February 5, 2014 – OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Orchard Ridge Campus -Smith Theater and Room J306

Free Valet Parking Available -Compliments of Senior Counseling Services Farmington – Farmington Hills

6:30 pm doors open

7:00 pm: film in Smith Theater

Dessert and discussion following the film


Tickets now on sale:

$10.00 purchased in advance at the Costick Center, 28600 W. Eleven Mile, Farmington Hills or online via

or $15.00 at the door IF AVAILABLE.

Link to Panel Discussion – Transforming Loss from Bolderlife Film Festival

| December 9, 2013 | Reply
Honorable Mention - Bolderlife Film Festival

Honorable Mention – Bolderlife Film Festival

Here is the link to the panel discussion which took place immediately following the screening of “Transforming Loss” on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Bolderlife Film Festival.
It was truly an honor to be a part of this festival!

I’m thrilled to be at Bolderlife Film Festival!

| December 7, 2013 | Reply

Today at 3 pm Eastern time, “Transforming Loss” will stream live.

Film Streaming Link

As well, today at 4 pm Eastern time, my panel discussion will steam live.

Panel Discussion Link


left to right: (Jobi Berger, Judith Burdick, Erin Kelly)

I had the most wonderful time getting to know Erin Kelly, the founder of the Bolderlife Festival and Jobi Berger, festival coordinator last night . Amazing women making a significant social difference through their work this weekend.

“Transforming Loss: A Documentary” has been proudly nominated to the BolderLife Film Festival

| December 5, 2013 | Reply

bolderlife-festivalI’m excited to be attending. The event will feature 36 international films, six original plays, one original dance performance and much more–all in one inspiring event!

Following the film, I will be conducting a workshop. This will all take place at the Sie Center and the Crossroads Theater in Denver, Co, December 5-8. Visit or at @BolderLife.

Here is the link regarding the panel discussion:


Transforming Loss: A Documentary Wins 3 Awards

| November 13, 2013 | Reply

judith-burdick-awardsWhat an evening! I’m honored to share that “Transforming Loss: A Documentary” won Best Michigan Documentary, Best Director in a Documentary (Judith Burdick) and Best Cinematographer (John Anderson Beavers) in a Documentary at the Uptown Film Festival last night. (Pictured here with film participant Virginia Beckley.)

“Transforming Loss: A Documentary” to screen at the Uptown Film Festival on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 4:00 p.m.

| November 8, 2013 | Reply
“Transforming Loss: A Documentary” to screen at the Uptown Film Festival on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 4:00 p.m. at the Birmingham 8 Theatre, located at 211 S. Old Woodward, Birmingham, MI
Acclaimed film profiles six Michigan families and their remarkable stories of profound loss, recovery and renewal of purpose.
Bingham Farms, MI, November 5, 2013 — The powerful documentary “Transforming Loss,” produced by Judith Burdick has been nominated and accepted into the documentary category of the Uptown Film Festival to take place in Birmingham, MI this weekend.
Friedman, Burdick, Kain, Green, Kain, Guz, Weinstein, Beckley“I’m thrilled to have been nominated,“ said Judith Burdick, the film’s writer and director. “It’s been extremely gratifying to see the response. ‘Transforming Loss’ is truly helping others heal and transform from grief, depression and loss. I’m humbled to see the trickle down effect my film has had and I’m motivated to make a difference not only in Michigan but nationally in the near future.”
This acclaimed film shares the stories of seven survivors of profound loss. Viewers will meet Molly Green of South Lyon, a 41 year-old mother of four who lost her husband, Michael in August 2010, to suicide. Ricki, Friedman, of Birmingham will tell the wrenching tale of losing her mother at 13 years old. Gary Weinstein, of Farmington Hills, who lost his wife and two sons in 2005 when a drunk driver struck them, will share his story. As well, viewers will meet Virginia Beckley of Bloomfield, who lost her five-year-old son Myles in a horseback riding accident. Elizabeth Guz of Franklin, whose 17 year-old son, Michael struggled with bipolar disorder and died in 2009, will be featured. Rachel and Michael Kain, of Livonia will inspire with their story of losing their four month-old baby boy Collin to multiple heart defects.
uptown-film-festivalGeneral admission tickets ($10) include a brief post-film Q&A session. Tickets can be ordered at Tickets also will be available at the door. Tickets to the Award Ceremony, starting at 9:30 p.m. at the Palladium 12 Theatre can also be purchases for $10 each as well in advance or at the door.
The Uptown Film Festival (UFF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching local culture and raising consciousness of film as an art form and film production as an economic engine.  It presents quality Independent feature films, shorts, and documentary cinema within the beautiful setting of Birmingham, Michigan. The Festival will screen more than 50 films over a three-day period. UFF attracts an affluent, local, national and international consumer base, while maintaining strong ties with the entertainment industry in Michigan.
Here is the link for the festival schedule,
Editor’s Note: Interviews with Judith and those featured in the documentary are available upon request. Media: request screening tickets by calling or emailing Peggy Burkhard at (248) 770-5172.